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Inside the next wave of British heavy metal
Inside the next wave of British heavy metal
The British are coming? Nah, they never really went away. Whether it be the prototypical likes of Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, game-changing extremists Napalm Death, Bolt Thrower and Carcass or more recent globe-straddling champions such as Architects, Bring Me The Horizon and Asking Alexandria, there’s scarcely been a moment since Tony Iommi down-tuned his guitar and changed music
A history of Orange County punk, from Adolescents to No Doubt
A history of Orange County punk, from Adolescents to No Doubt
“Let’s have a war ⁠— blame it on the Middle Class!” The guitar emerges in a blur. The outburst only lasts a second or two before the rest of the band kicks in as abruptly. Someone calls “Out of vogue” repeatedly, as lead singer Jeff Atta responds, “We don't need no magazines/We don’t need no pictures/We don’t need no TV/We don’t wanna know!” It’s over in a minute. The other three songs on the seve
Op-ed: Linqua Franqa says Pride is both a form of resistance and a celebration
Op-ed: Linqua Franqa says Pride is both a form of resistance and a celebration
In the twilight of June 28, 1969, cops crashed the Stonewall Inn in New York City’s Greenwich Village, dragging fistfuls of queer employees and patrons out into the early morning dark. When the crowds fought back, the cops barricaded themselves into the bar they’d violently emptied, which the crowd then set on fire. Six days o...
8 songs Third Eye Blind’s Stephan Jenkins is listening to
8 songs Third Eye Blind’s Stephan Jenkins is listening to
In 1997, Third Eye Blind released their self-titled debut album, one that ultimately catapulted the band to mainstream success. Now, 25 years later, the group are commemorating those early days with their retrospective album Unplugged. In celebration of the momentous anniversary, Third Eye Blind are also gearing up for their Summer Gods: 25 Years In The Blind tour with Taking Back Sunday and Hocke
How Soccer Mommy’s new album Sometimes, Forever made her go bigger and bolder
How Soccer Mommy’s new album Sometimes, Forever made her go bigger and bolder
SOCCER MOMMY — AKA SOPHIE ALLISON — IS ONE OF Gen Z’s brightest voices, a 25-year-old beacon mining through a familiar world of industry apathy and internal, contradictory forces. On her new record, Sometimes, Forever, there’s a give-and-go between distance and desire, misery and joy; full-hearted ballads bleed delicately into thoughtful, doomy concertos. Allison pumps spark in...

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